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May 20 2016

Stewart Milne launch first phase of Countesswells development
Stewart Milne Group has launched the first phase of their Countesswells development on the outskirts of Aberdeen, comprising 200 homes which aim to set ‘new standards of urban design in the north-east of Scotland.’

Construction work is set to get underway later this year and will include a variety of contemporary detached, semi-detached, terraced homes and apartments as well as a public square and park.

Glenn Allison, Stewart Milne Group chief executive, said: “Throughout the design process, account has been taken of the community’s unique rural setting and the best aspects of traditional architecture in the north-east of Scotland – inspiring contemporary homes set within a carefully planned and high amenity environment.

“From the public spaces, streets and lanes and the landscaping and planting through to the design and detailing of the homes, we have considered how each element relates to the others and the overall community effect.”

Phased delivery over the next 15 years will include 3,000 homes, a new secondary school, two primaries, healthcare facilities, business units, retail and leisure uses.
A landscaped park sits at the heart of the community
A landscaped park sits at the heart of the community
A variety of housing styles will be on offer to prospective occupants
A variety of housing styles will be on offer to prospective occupants

landscaping and amenity is a key focus for the design
landscaping and amenity is a key focus for the design
The scheme aims to embody 'traditional values'
The scheme aims to embody 'traditional values'

4 Comments

Don Diamante
#1 Posted by Don Diamante on 20 May 2016 at 11:41 AM
I see they've sensibly focused all images on outdoor spaces, rather than the building designs.

Sadly, in reality all the masses of greenery shown will likely be limited to a handful of token plants.

Glad we're finally seeing the back of the swathes of white k-rend. I drove past the Tillydrone regeneration flats yesterday, and the *formerly* crisp white render (now coated in algae) and contemporary-esque black cladding (long-since clad in bird-droppings) already looks 50 years old and in need of regeneration.

I'll reserve judgement on this one, for now.
Egbert
#2 Posted by Egbert on 20 May 2016 at 13:39 PM
Any clue who the architects are, UR? The house types look pretty promising and a cut above the dismal 1990s-style dross that disgraces most of Scotland's recent estates.
UR
#3 Posted by UR on 23 May 2016 at 09:31 AM
The designs have been prepared by Optimised Environments Egbert
Terra
#4 Posted by Terra on 6 Jun 2016 at 04:20 AM
#1 couldn't agree more, Don.

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